Bell like sounds

May 24, 2008 at 11:34am

Bell like sounds

Hi,

Are there any patches in existance
designed to emulate bell- type sounds in MSP?

#38033
May 24, 2008 at 11:44am

Try the FM, Ring modulation and additive synthesis tutorials in MaxMSP. Also in Max5 there is a great new FM synth with lots of nice (bell) sounds.

#131833
May 24, 2008 at 12:01pm

All the FM examples/patches can easily generate bell sounds with a
little tweaking. The trick is to generate non-harmonic spectra by
choosing rational(non-integer) c/m frequencies.

Op 24-mei-2008, om 13:34 heeft Harrison Ford het volgende geschreven:

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> Hi,
>
> Are there any patches in existance
> designed to emulate bell- type sounds in MSP?
>
>

#131834
May 24, 2008 at 1:03pm

If you want something nice and easy just use 7 or so sine waves: All that matters is that the ratio of the harmonics “fans out”, i.e. they get farther apart as they get lower.
Example for traditional Hemony bell in which F=Frequency of bell:

Hum Tone-0.5*F
Prime-F
Third-1.2*F (That’s a minor third up…you can get a non-traditional but more consonant sound by using a major third-1.25*F
Fifth-1.5*F
Octave-2*F
Upper Third-2.5*F
Upper Fifth-3*F

A big part of synthesizing a bell sound is getting the amplitude envelope correct-very short a attack-short decay-long sustain/release. If you are using [adsr~] something like (5 80 0.2 1000) sounds fine.

#131835
May 27, 2008 at 8:39pm

Quote: notmyfaultford wrote on Sat, 24 May 2008 04:34
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> Hi,
>
> Are there any patches in existance
> designed to emulate bell- type sounds in MSP?
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>
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I use resonators~ for this:

http://cnmat.berkeley.edu/patch/4019

mz

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